Add talking points to my 1-on-1

This article walks through how to add a new talking point to your 1-on-1 agenda. Talking points are discussions of conversation that will guide your 1-on-1 conversation.

In this article, you will learn...

  • How to add a custom talking point
  • How to add a talking point from 15Five's talking point bank
  • How to add a talking point from your homepage
  • How to add a talking point from Slack

Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to 1-on-1s.
👥 This article is relevant to all roles.
📦 This feature is available in the Perform, Total Platform, and Focus (legacy) pricing packages.


Add a talking point

Add a custom talking point

This section walks through how to add a custom talking point to one or more 1-on-1 agendas.

  1. Click on 1-on-1s in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation.
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  2. You're now on the 'My 1-on-1s' list, which contains a list of everyone you've ever held a 1-on-1 with (unless you removed that person from your list). From here, click Add talking points in the top, right-hand corner of the page.
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    If the person you want to add a talking point with doesn't appear on your 'My 1-on-1s' list, create a 1-on-1 with them.
  3. Type your talking point and select the name(s) of the person or people you want to add the talking point with. Then, click Add talking points.
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  4. Your current 1-on-1 with the person(s) will now show the talking points you added.
Add a talking point from the talking point bank

Do you ever feel stuck in your 1-on-1, and wish you could browse some science-inspired questions to have more transformational conversations? Well, you're in luck!  You can now browse all of 15Five's science-inspired questions in our talking point bank and add them directly to your 1-on-1 agenda.

  1. Click on 1-on-1s in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation.
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  2. You're now on the 'My 1-on-1s' list, which contains a list of everyone you've ever held a 1-on-1 with (unless you removed that person from your list). From here, open the 1-on-1 you want to add talking points to.
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    If the person you want to add a talking point with doesn't appear on your 'My 1-on-1s' list, create a 1-on-1 with them.
  3. On the right-hand side of your screen, you'll see a box that says "1-on-1 Tips". Click the Browse talking points button in that box to open the question bank.
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  4. Click the "+" next to a question to add it to your 1-on-1 agenda.
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  5. Question themes you can select from in the talking points bank include:
    • Best-Self Management
    • Better 1-on-1s
    • Career Trajectory
    • Coaching
    • Core Values
    • Culture Building
    • Department-specific
    • Employee Feedback
    • Engagement
    • Goals + OKRs
    • High Performance
    • Innovation
    • Manager Feedback
    • Learning and Development
    • Questions for Managers
    • Recognition and Appreciation
    • Remote Teams
    • Road Blocks/Obstacles
    • Strategic Alignment
    • Virtual Teams
Add a talking point from your homepage

The homepage in 15Five is your one-stop destination for staying on top of your most important priorities, communicating with your manager and team, and achieving your work goals with ease. When you create a discussion from your homepage, you can easily add it to your 1-on-1 agenda as a talking point by following the steps below. To read more about creating discussions and other Action types, please see this article.

  1. Click Home in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation.
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  2. Click Create action at the top of your Actions List.
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  3. Type your discussion. This text field supports rich-text formatting.
  4. Change the Action type to "Discussion." Discussions are important topics that you need to reflect on or collaborate with your team on.
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  5. Assign an impacted person. You are automatically set as the owner of the discussion. Click the + icon in the bottom, right-hand corner of the action box to select the user that the discussion impacts. When you assign an impacted person, the discussion will also appear on their Actions List.
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    Note

    Only individuals who appear in your People list will appear as options to select here. To add someone to your People list, follow these steps.

  6. Select a due date. Click the calendar icon to set a date for when the discussion should be completed/resolved by.
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  7. Add the discussion to your 1-on-1 agenda. Add the discussion to your 1-on-1 with the impacted individual by clicking the dialogue box icon.
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  8. Save the discussion. Once you're done, click Enter on your keyboard to save the discussion. You'll see a notification on the screen informing you that it was successfully created.
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    At this point, the discussion will appear in your Actions List and that of the impacted person. It will also appear in your current 1-on-1 agenda with the impacted person. Any updates made to the discussion from the homepage will be automatically reflected in the 1-on-1 agenda and vice versa.
Add a talking point from Slack

If your company is integrated with Slack, you can add items from Slack directly to any 1-on-1 agenda.

  1. Hover over the item in Slack that you want to add to your 1-on-1 as a talking point and open the 'More actions' menu.
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  2. Select 'Add to 1-on-1' from the dropdown menu.
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  3. A popup will appear asking you to select whose 1-on-1(s) you want to add the talking point to. Only people that appear on your 'My 1-on-1' list will appear as options for you to add the talking point for. You can also rename the talking point in the 'Add this to your 1-on-1 agenda' field.
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  4. Click Add to 1-on-1. The item will immediately appear on your 1-on-1 agenda in 15Five.

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